San Jacinto College presents variety of Black History Month events

01.27.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

San Jacinto College presents a variety of events throughout February in observance of Black History Month.

This year’s theme is “The Crisis in Black Education.” Each campus will host events that are free and open to the public. Black History Month events are sponsored by the College’s Office of Student Engagement and Activities and the Council on Diversity and Inclusivity.

Below is a list of the events at the Central, North and South Campuses.

Central Campus

Thinkfast Game Show
Monday, Feb. 6

11:45 a.m.

Student Center first floor (Building 14)

Sponsored by Student Engagement and Activities

Trip to the Movies: Hidden Figures
Tuesday, Feb. 7

Time TBA

Limited tickets available.
Sign up in the Student Engagement Office.

“Pathway to Inclusion in Education: Black History Month and Engagement Across the Disciplines” Discussion
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Littlejohn, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in History at Sam Houston State University

Tuesday, Feb. 14

10:10 – 11:35 a.m.

Library Grand Lobby (Building 21)

Black History Month 2017 Grand Finale: “Un-Hidden Figures: STEM Education is Not Just a Movie”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Camille Alleyne, Ed.D., NASA Associate Program Scientist for the International Space Station and STEM Ambassador

Tuesday, Feb. 21

11:45 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Library Grand Lobby (Building 21)

Saakumu Dance Troup
Monday, Feb. 27

12 – 1 p.m.

Student Center first floor (Building 14)

Sponsored by Student Engagement & Activities

North Campus

Black History Month Kick-off/Trivia
Wednesday, Feb. 1

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Student Center Lobby (Building 12)

Trip to the Movies: “Hidden Figures”
Tuesday, Feb. 7

Time TBA

Tinseltown Movie Theater

Limited tickets available.
Sign up in the Student Engagement Office.

ThinkFast Game Show
Thursday, Feb. 8

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Student Center Lobby (Building 12)

“The Importance of Black Education” Discussion
Tuesday, Feb. 21

12 p.m.

Monument Room (Building 12, second floor)

South Campus

Black History Month Kick-off Breakfast
Wednesday, Feb. 1

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Student Center Atrium (Building 11)

Trip to the Movies: “Hidden Figures”
Monday, Feb. 6

Time TBA

AMC 30 Movie Theater

Limited tickets available.
Sign up in the Student Engagement Office.

ThinkFast Game Show
Tuesday, Feb. 7

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Student Center Lobby (Building 11)



Black History Month Luncheon
Catered by San Jacinto College Culinary Department

Guest Speaker: Dr. Cherry Ross Gooden, Retired Professor and Chairperson for the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the College of Education at Texas Southern University

Wednesday, Feb. 15

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Interactive Learning Center (Room S12.101)

 

For more information about an event, call the Offices of Student Engagement and Activities – Central Campus at 281-476-1877, North Campus at 281-459-7167, and South Campus at 281-929-4633. For updates, please visit sanjac.edu/bhm.

The San Jacinto College Council on Diversity and Inclusivity serves as a resource to the College and the community in understanding the nature of diversity in the community and the importance of diversity and inclusivity. The Council also serves as a recommending body to the Strategic Leadership Team, a resource to the College and the community in creating diversity and inclusivity awareness, and for research and maintaining awareness of leading edge topics and issues relating to all aspects of diversity and inclusivity within the College and the community.

For more information, visit sanjac.edu/CDI.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

For more information about San Jacinto College, call 281-998-6150 or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.